Protection chart (no ontology)

From Mazeworld

Example protection chart of clothing and armor.

List of body parts

  • Light red: Head
  • Dark red: Face (Face-concealing clothing)
  • Light blue: Upper body
  • Blue: Arms
  • Dark blue: Elbows
  • Navy: Shoulders
  • White: Hands (Handgear)
  • Violet: Chest
  • Light green: Lower body
  • Green: Legs
  • Dark green: Knees
  • Magenta: Crotch
  • Yellow: Feet

Armor Class

Armor Classes, are, in order of effectiveness: C1, C2, C3, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5. The higher the AC, the better it will protect from damage; primarily Pain and Limb damage, but it can also influence other types of injuries.

  • The Cx ACs represent standard clothing (with C1 symbolizing absence of clothing, C2 for most light clothes, and C3 for tough clothes), while the Ax ACs represent various gradings of armor effectiveness: Superlight (A1), Light (A2), Medium (A3), Heavy (A4) and Powered (A5).
    • Each Armor Class also has a LDV-X effect, where X is equal to the number in the AC level. AC A3 applies an LDV-3 effect.
Special ACs

Certain creatures are assigned a non-standard Armor Class, each with their own effects:

  • Blob AC reduces all damage taken to 1% per hit. A creature with such AC needs to be hit 100 times by whatever it is being hit with, including explosives. Usually, such creatures have other weaknesses that allow them to be beaten more quickly.
  • Ghost AC negates all damage received. Such creatures are usually not meant to be beaten, or possess a specific weak point that allows them to be beaten.

Clothing resistances and damage types

Clothing may either be -PROOF, -resistant, or not resistant, which dictate how resistant to damage and abuse those clothes are.

  • Not resistant: The impact causes 1 damage to the affected clothing.
  • -Resistant: The impact causes 0.5 damage to the affected clothing.
  • -PROOF: The impact fails to damage the affected clothing.

In addition, there are several damage types, which differentiate the various ways an attack can hurt - and consequently, the diverse ways clothes can protect from such damage.
If the contestant (or any other human target) receives a certain amount of limb damage in a single attack, they may suffer from injuries: fractures, wounds, or limb loss. Clothing resistances help increase the amount of minimum limb damage which cause an injury. This amount of damage that must not be reached to cause an injury, is called the Injury threshold.

  • Not resistant: 1+ limb damage per hit (any damage results in an injury)
  • -Resistant: 3+ limb damage per hit (resists injury up to 2 damage)
  • -PROOF: 5+ limb damage per hit (resists injury up to 4 damage)
  • Blunt-type refers to unarmed combat and Class 5 weapons that deal damage through blunt force, as well as a number of enemy attacks.
  • Sharp-type refers to Class 5 weapons with blades, or otherwise cutting/sharp methods of damaging used in a slashing motion, as well as a wide variety of enemy attacks.
  • Piercing-type refers to Class 5 weapons with blades, spearheads or similar used in a stabbing motion, as well as non-firearm weapons and a wide variety of enemy attacks relying on a forward thrust in a puncturing motion.
  • Bullet-type damage is governed primarily by Armor Class.
    • Bullet-type damage has no corresponding clothing proofs. Every bullet or shotgun pellet causes 0.1 damage to clothes it hits. 3 successful hits = 0.3 damage.
    • Clothing with the bullet-proof secondary effect allow the clothing (but not the wearer!) to not be damaged when hit by bullets (and even then, certain ammunition types can bypass this protection.)
    • Injury: Wounds.
  • Explosion-type damage is not affected by Armor Class nor by clothing resistance. Explosives have a singular damage value, which is affected by explosion distance (as described in the mechanics). For more information on rules regarding explosives, see here.
    • Explosion-type damage is special in that it has only one Pain value instead of one for each AC; in turn, that same Pain value is the same for all ACs.
    • Explosion-type damage has no corresponding clothing proofs. When an explosion hits a target wearing clothes, the amount of damage done to the clothing depends on the explosion type:
      • If it was a standard explosion, which causes splash damage, then ALL clothes worn by the target suffer 1 damage.
      • If it was a localized explosion (FRAG-12, explosive arrows...), then only the clothing that covered the body part hit will suffer 1 damage.
    • Clothing with the explosion-proof secondary effect allow said clothing to resist explosion damage better (0.1 damage instead of 1), as well as halving all incoming Pain and Limb damage.
  • Special-type will always damages clothes and hurt the contestant, very often with a flat damage curve, which essentially ignores completely Armor Class.
    • Such attacks always cause the affected clothing's Damage counter to be decreased by 1, so be careful.
    • Special-type attacks do not cause injuries, but often cause their own effects; see the Damage chart for more info.

See also